DC FanDome saw Blue Beetle director Angel Manuel Soto appeared alongside screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer and star Xolo Maridueña to reveal the first look of the Jamie Reyes version of Blue Beetle.
“It’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be funny, it’s gonna be crazy, but it also has feelings. Latin-American people are all of those things, and the movie reflects that. This contains all of what’s great about Blue Beetle, in my opinion. What I love about Blue Beetle, it’s a deeply American character, What I really like about Jamie is that he gets to be a reflection of somebody who’s been around us forever–a Mexican-American kid who wants to be a part of this world, who wants to have a piece of this world, who wants to be able to thrive in this world. And like a lot of people like him, finds himself hitting the same obstacles that a lot of us face.”
“One of the things that Gareth did beautifully was capture the Latino family in its core, as how we see them, not as how somebody tells us or how somebody has seen them from a third-person perspective. And for once, we’re able to see a hero that comes from a family from a similar economic background to the ones that we came, and stands for and that represents the majority of the people who are the ones who are coming from the bottom.”
Blue Beetle will premiere on HBO Max.